The Nissan Ariya Concept is an all-electric crossover that the company says showcases the brand’s new direction for the age of autonomous driving. Or it could be described as providing an indication of how the forthcoming LEAF SUV could look.
Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Ariya Concept, a crossover EV with twin electric motors, expands on design elements first hinted at by the Nissan IMx concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
Nissan says that although it’s a concept vehicle, the crossover EV’s bold styling and unconventional interior and exterior elements could make it into production in the near future.
The Ariya Concept features a 100% electric drive system, with CHAdeMO quick charging, and twin-motor, all-wheel drive. The company says that the Ariya employs knowledge gained from years of vehicle control development – including the Nissan GT-R’s ATTESA E-TS torque split system and the Nissan Patrol’s intelligent 4X4 system.
When parked at the office or home, the Ariya Concept supports Nissan Energy technology. The technology makes it possible to connect with energy systems to charge the EV battery, power homes and businesses, and even selling energy back to the power grid.
The Ariya Concept features the latest version of Nissan’s driver assistance system, ProPILOT2.0. The system combines navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities.